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Latest news on WCEN projects, events in the community, current news and blogs from WCEN workers and those in our Network.

Charity says governments should place a stronger emphasis on suicide prevention as an inequality issue The state of the British economy, including low incomes, job insecurity, zero-hours contracts, unmanageable debts and poor housing, is putting people at increased risk of suicide, according to a report by the Samaritans. The report, Dying from Inequality, says there

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Baroness McGregor-Smith has urged large employers to drive the agenda for improved diversity and inclusion in the workplace GDP could increase by up to 1.3 per cent a year if workers from BME backgrounds progressed at the same rate as their white colleagues Businesses with more than 50 employees urged to publish breakdown of workforce by

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Come together: Lessons from Bedford on reaching out to Britain’s most isolated minorities The town of Bedford is an ideal case study of migrant integration at work in the UK, offering examples both of successful policies and good community relations, and of the barriers that prevent certain groups from successfully integrating. This report presents the evidence

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Muslims with mental health issues could be helped by re-embracing their beliefs and religious teachings, it is claimed. Traditionally, therapists have shied away from talking about religion as part of treatment – and can often see it as part of the illness. But an NHS project based on research by Leeds University is “showing some

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Social prescribing enables GPs, nurses and other primary care professionals to refer people to a range of local, non-clinical services. But does it work? And how does it fit in with wider health and care policy?   Social prescribing, sometimes referred to as community referral, is a means of enabling GPs, nurses and other primary

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